This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Sunday, 9th, August 2020
INEC Speaks On Postponing Edo 2020 Election Over Violence
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is no plan to shift Edo 2020 election over threats of violence by political parties and their candidates.
Naija News reports that INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, who made this comment, however, said though the Commission is disturbed by the situation in Edo State, it is not considering postponing the polls.
Senator Buruji Kashamu Dies Of COVID-19 Complication
Senator Buruji Kashamu, a former lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial is Dead
His death was announced by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Saturday.
He wrote, “I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable. He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss.”
Senator Kashamu, who represented Ogun East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, few days after testing negative, was found to have underlying chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung
Kashamu’s Political Ingenuity Did Not Stop Him From Dying – Obasanjo
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has sent a message of condolences to Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on the death of Senator Buruji Kashamu.
In a letter sent on Saturday, August 8, Obasanjo described Kashamu death as a great loss. The letter said: “I have received the sad news of the death of Senator Esho Jinadu (Buruji Kashamu), a prominent Ogun State resident. I extend my heartfelt condolences to my family and friends.
Bauchi: Thousands Of PDP Members Defect To APC In Dogara Constituency
About two weeks after the return of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to the All Progressives Congress, APC, his supporters have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Recalled that Dogara, who represents Dass / Tafawa Balewa / Bogoro constituencies in the Federal House of Representatives, left the PDP as a result of a feud between him and the state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed. Receiving the new members in Bogoro Local Government Area, APC Chairman Haruna Rikayar on Saturday assured them that they would not be discriminated against and slapped his chest saying the APC had started to take over the state. More than 1,000 PDP members have defected to the APC in the Dogara constituency
Edo: Concentrate On Your 2023 Presidential Ambition – PDP Advise Tinubu
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has been advised by the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to concentrate on his 2023 presidential ambition rather than wasting his energy on the situation in Edo State.
The South-South National Vice Chairman of the party, Dan Orbih, made this call while reacting to the statement of the former Governor of Lagos State.